In an effort to better prepare for AzMERIT (window of April 20 – May 1), we will be moving to an ONLINE format for the end of the unit assessments.
The paper version of the BOTH the third grade assessment (Peter’s Garden) as well as the fourth grade assessment (Field Events) have been created in SchoolNet with as much fidelity to the concepts as was allowed given the constraints of the online environment, while mimicking the formatting that we are assuming will be on AzMERIT (since items/practice tests have not been released, items were modeled off what was seen on PARCC & S-BAC).
The benefits of testing online will allow students to experience the reading of and answering mathematics questions on the computer, while doing their calculations, representations, etc on paper or white board.
It will expose students to a variety of computerized testing formats, beyond just multiple choice.
It will provide some practice for typing explanations / justifications.
For you as the teacher, it will require a slight shift in the way you grade assessments and record keep.
The files linked below have been created to help you and your students as we transition to the online testing.
The student directions can be projected on your screen as you walk students through how to log in to SchoolNet.
A practice test has been created so that you may have a conversation with students a day or two prior to the end of unit assessments about the various formats that will be included in the online test. There are multiple choice, a gridded, an open ended response, a single hot spot and a multiple hot spot samples.
The Passcode for the practice test is PRACTICE.
The passcode for the Grade Four- Unit 5 end of unit assessment is FIELD.
The passcode for the Grade Three- Unit 4 end of unit assessment is GARDEN
The Teacher directions give you the steps for accessing the students responses. You will need to be able to see the 2 open ended responses the students will be asked, as well as do a quick check regarding the questions that SchoolNET marked wrong (see in the teacher directions the samples of give of when they may not really be incorrect).
Please look over the documents below, talk with your teammates (especially after next Wednesday if they are a part of the Teacher Leader Cadre), ITC, and principal, and let me know of any questions you have.